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Surah Al-Feel, Pop-up & Play Book

4.98 out of 5 based on 59 customer ratings
(60 customer reviews)

The Story of The Elephant, Surah Al-Feel – Quranic Pop-up & Play Book

Instilling a Love for the Quran in the Next Generation

This Pop-up & Play Book aims to truly inspire and excite young hearts to engage with the magnificent event of Abraha’s army of elephants going to destroy the Ka’ba.

In 570 A.D. Yemen, the tyrant ruler Abraha leads his army of elephants to destroy God’s House, the Ka’ba in the Holy city of Mecca. Armed with only prayers, the leader of the Arabs relies on his faith and trust in God to save the Ka’ba and discovers some unexpected miracles along the way!

  • Beautiful, colourful, hand-drawn illustrations that attracts children’s attention
  • Interactive pop-ups, lift-the-flaps and pull tabs to engage learning in a fun way
  • High quality sturdy pop-ups with hard back high quality gloss finished pages
  • In-built games with a children’s colouring map & press-out elephant activity cards
  • Includes a fun quiz that encourage children to ask questions, learn and understand Surah Al-Feel
  • Suitable for ages 3 – 12. (Although adults will love reading and learning from it too!)

£19.99 £14.99

Book Details

Weight 1 kg
Dimensions 26 x 3 x 26 cm

7 Reasons You & Your Child Will Love “The Story of the Elephant”

  1. Attractive Illustrations, Stimulates Imagination & Evokes Curiosity

All creative illustrations in “The Story of the Elephant” have been beautifully hand-drawn with vibrant shapes and colours that attract children’s attention and stimulate imagination. The pop-ups and interactive flaps add an element of surprise, making children curious and excited to flip through the pages and keep on reading (again and again!). These pop-ups and interactive flaps have also been designed to fit into the storyline and express each scene of the book, bringing the story of Surah Al-Feel to life.

  1. Instills Islamic Values through Fun Storytelling

Young children are curious and excited to absorb information and learn about the world around them. This precious window of learning and development is the optimal time to introduce the Quran through powerful stories. “The Story of the Elephant” is written as a fun story that is easy for children to read and absorb, thus shaping their developing minds with a love for the Quran and instilling character-building values from the Quran, insha’Allah!

  1. Multi-Topic & Multi-sensory Experience for Effective Learning

In addition to imparting upon young readers lessons and character-building values from the Quran, “The Story of the Elephant” also covers multi-topic lessons on geography, history, sociology, and culture. As an interactive book with pop-ups, colouring map, and press-out elephant activity cards, it also provides a multi-sensory experience proven by numerous research to be more effective for learning, comprehension and retention.

  1. Instills a Love for Reading & an Alternative to Television & Tablets

A study by The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, “Zero to Six: Electronic Media in the Lives of Infants, Toddlers and Pre-schoolers” report that 47% of parents observe their 4-6 year olds imitate aggressive behavior from television. This is a scary thought!

“The Story of the Elephant” provides a fun, wholesome and educational alternative to television and tablets. In addition to instilling lessons and character-building values from the Quran, it also instills the love of reading in children so that they are not always seeking entertainment from screen media.

  1. Perfect for Travelling & Car Rides

Lightweight, portable and durable with its hard back high quality gloss finished pages, “The Story of the Elephant” can easily be taken on family holidays or when visiting family, so your child’s storytime or bedtime routine can remain uninterrupted wherever you travel to. Also a perfect way to keep children entertained while learning at the same time during daily commutes and car rides.

  1. Family Bonding over Stories of the Quran

Nothing can replace quality time spent with your child. Reading “The Story of the Elephant” is an interactive, entertaining activity the whole family can enjoy together. Best of all, it opens a platform for children to ask more about the Quran, and becomes a doorway for the whole family to bond over various concepts of Islam such as solah, dua, patience and more.

  1. Lifelong Love, Learning & Guidance

Popular bedtime stories with characters like fairy godmothers and princesses are great for storytelling and imagination, but the magic disappears when children grow up to discover that it’s just fiction. In “The Story of the Elephant”, the magic of Allah’s miracles, the power of dua, the strength of faith, and the introduction into the Quran’s timeless lessons and wisdom will forever remain as TRUTH that guides children for life.


60 reviews for Surah Al-Feel, Pop-up & Play Book

  1. 5 out of 5


    Where can i get this book in India and what would be the price?

  2. 5 out of 5


    Alhamdulillah we have had this epic book since it ever first came out. All my children love it mashaAllah but my son it particular who is now 1.5 for the past few months adores it and wants me to read it to him more time than we need pray in a day.

    We have a broad range of children’s Islamic books at home but literally it has become a ritual reading this one at least 5 times a day. Is it all the amazing pop-ups and vibrant colours or might it be all my ever-changing special sound effects?

    Either way this truly an awesome book and can’t wait to see more similar ones come out inshaAllah..

    Super Cool Dad

  3. (verified owner):

    Dear Shade 7,

    Just wanted to congratulate you on your first publication – Story Of The Elephant and Wudu bath toy book. They’re fantastic. My 11 year daughter was reading the pop up book to her 8 year old brother and 3 year old sister when it arrived today. The younger two listened intently and they all loved the pop up illustrations. It was amazing to see the kids engage so well with this in a way that they’ve never enjoyed similar genre booked before. Wonderful job and my family and I wish you all the best success for the future in other projects. God bless you all.

    Kind regards
    Dr Ghaffar

  4. 5 out of 5


    SubhanAllah Hajera!!! Whilst dressing my son just now, I said to him let’s learn the names of some prophets. I said ISMAEEL and IBRAHEEM and he goes THAT’S THE ONE WHO MADE THE KABA! and I go to him, who taught you that, he goes THE ELEPHANT BOOK!!!!

  5. 5 out of 5


    I think this book is just perfect and I will give it a rating of five full stars. Highly recommended for readers of all ages, especially youngsters aged between 6 to 12 years. The best part that we really enjoyed, and my kids roared into laughter, was the time when the great elephant of Abraha did not go ahead as directed, instead it knelt and sat down in front of the Ka’aba! Allah u Akber!

    Another feature that my older Beta really enjoyed was the narration of historical events in a brief but complete manner, making him exactly understand the event as it had occurred.

    Along with the book, comes a Resource pack that includes a full sized map of Arabia and two cardboard pieces out of which kids could actually cut the elephants and create a model army. I really liked this teaching material as it has come in handy to teach my younger Beta something about the location of Arabia as well!

    Little did I know that the book would be full of bright, colorful imagery,Dua’as and verses from the Qura’n with their translations and would include a map of the Arabian Peninsula and an ‘army of elephants’ that my kids could make out of cardboard cards…. all these came as a pleasant surprise for us, Alhamdulillah!

    To read a full book review click:

  6. 5 out of 5


    Hi there
    Thanks a lot to established the story of the elephant, it was greatful and very easy to let my child understand it , so please if you will do a new story for the old islamic one , like this please let me know so i can order it.
    Thanks again to your efforts
    Kind regards

  7. 5 out of 5


    “This book is definitely robust enough for young children. So far it has survived some serious love from my little ones!

    ‘The Story of the Elephant’ makes teaching this Quranic tale, not only easy, but a really special and memorable experience for children. It has to be my kids’ favorite Islamic Children’s book at the moment.

    It is not just a picture book, or a pop-up books, its a whole educational experience. It encourages learning and love for the Quran in a variety of ways and at a variety of levels . We even used it to teach Geography, History, Character building and Islamic history.

    I highly recommend this book. We absolutely love it!” For the full blog please visit

  8. 5 out of 5


    Love,love love this book
    Absolutely stunning-we adore the popups! I couldn’t wait to order the book and I am so glad I did.It has a permanent home next to our bed-I don’t think it will see the bookshelf in a long time. I’ve had no problems asking the older kids to read it to my 4 yr old who asks for it to to be read to him every night.he has the story memorised. His favourite bit-has to be the popup kaaba in the end of course!! He said”mum I didn’t get to touch the kaaba when i went umrah but now i can!” Looking to give it as presents for little ones upcoming Eid-cant wait.

  9. 5 out of 5


    I have this book. My children and I really enjoyed this and I learnt a lot from it Alhamdulillah. For all those who are looking for good quality Islanic books for children (and Alhamdulillah there are many now) this is a must have. I hope they make more soon in sha allah.

  10. 5 out of 5


    LET ME START BY SAYING THIS REVIEW IS LONG OVERDUE. It has been over a month that I have received my dazzling copy of the most amazing Islamic pop-up book (the first of its kind, Alhamdulillah.) The Story of the Elephant by Hajera Memon. Mind you, I was more excited than my 5 year old daughter for whom I decided to buy the book for. I was literally bouncing up and down in the post office and excitedly ripped open the box when I just received it0 However I had promised only to unwrap this treasure on Eid morning with my princess so I had to painfully wait – fighting the urge to unwrap it every day. It was a long 7 days. I tend to judge any book by the amount of times you want to pick it up and read it, this goes especially for children’s books. If I should be honest this treasure has been our bed time and day time story for this entire month. We are yet to tire from the many beautiful lessons. Her reaction to the entire book and story left me in tears. She absolutely loves every pop-up. She even knows all the words to the story and makes me use different voices for every character. Her birthday request for next year is that I should get her Mahmoud, the biggest bluest elephant in the world although she won’t chain him at all. I extend my congratulations to my dear friend Hajera Memon on such an amazing accolade in having to author this extraordinary book. Jazakallahu khair for bringing this story to life in such a unique way and please let this be the first of many books, Insha Allah. Even the extra-long wait that we went through to receive the work was way worth it. (N.B. I blame that on the postal service in South Africa. Book depository were amazing in trying to assist me in receiving a replacement copy of the book as I had assumed it got lost in the mail somehow after 6 weeks. If ordering from South Africa allow for 8 weeks due to the postal service.) My little princess is very thrilled to have this treasure in her small yet growing library. And I guess I am as well.

  11. 5 out of 5


    To tell you the truth its work like yours that takes a burden off from shoulders of parents like us who are on the lookout for quality Islamic resources for their children.

  12. 5 out of 5


    I have to admit that I received this book approximately two months ago and my children still haven’t had enough of it. Every time I bring it out, I see their little faces light up with joy. That excitement to learn something new everyday is remarkable.

    And this book is definitely going to stay with us for years to come. And I really hope Shade 7 comes with loads of other such fun, interesting and educational books for young minds.

    To read the full book review, click here

  13. 5 out of 5


    Salaam Hajera!
    Just wanted to say, every time I have no idea what to give to kids as gifts, I end up buying your book!
    They love it every time!

  14. 5 out of 5


    Thank you I received my copy of The story of the elephant book in time for eid. My daughter and twelve year old son love it. It’s a beautifully illustrated story , absolutely love the pop up pictures and pull out tabs, especially the one that makes the biggest elephant kneel down, excellent idea.Thanks once again

  15. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Assalamu’alaikum wa rahmatullah wa barakatuhu!

    I received my order today, packaged so carefully and I just had to write to say jazakallahu khairan!!!! We love it. It came so quickly, even faster than many things shipped within the US. I was amazed by this beautifully crafted book.

    I’m already making plans for more to give as gifts next Eid, inshaa’Allah.

    I truly appreciate the care and effort you put in to communicating with me and ensuring that the books arrived on time for Eid. There will be many happy children (and adults) as a result, inshaa’Allah. May Allah swt grant you extra blessings as you did this during Ramadan. I cannot wait for more books from your group. May Allah swt count this as a source of sadaqah jariya for everyone involved.


  16. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Assalem aleikum Shade 7 team!
    I wanted to say a HUGE thank you for making this book. MashAllah may Allah reward you in what you do!
    It has become my son’s favorite book and has really helped him understanding what the kaaba is and how a surah is an actual story.
    You really have change his perspective of the Quran Al hamdulillah. May Allah reward you and accept you efforts! Ameen!
    Are you planning to release more stories? Also have you translated the book in other languages like Arabic or Bahasa? I am asking as I would love to buy it as a gift for friends and family enshAllah!
    Once again thank you so much and may Allah preserve your amazing work and enables you to grow as a company! Ameen!
    Wassalem aleikum,

  17. 5 out of 5


    This time last year my daughter received this as her eid gift, a year on and she still loves it! Timeless book indeed. She keeps asking me when another surah pop up book is coming out!

  18. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Assalaamu Alaikum

    Just wanted to let you know I received the book today in the mail. I absolutely love it! just ordered another one for a friend. thank you so much.

  19. 5 out of 5


    The work you do is amazing mashAllah and as a mum I feel blessed to find businesses like yours that would make be a Muslims a cool experience for our children.

  20. 4 out of 5


    Beautifully illustrated and well designed. I got two copies with the offer and 3rd one would be given in charity. My friends little boy loved the book as soon as I opened it, he sat with me and we looked through the pages over and over again. I got a spare one for myself for when I have children Insha Allah. The only down side is that this is not suitable for very small children those 2 and under would rip the moving parts quite easily. So the child must be supervised at all times.
    Insha Allah would love to see a similar book that is a board book for very young children. Or even a fabric book.
    I will be buying a couple more in future for my new nephew and nieces when they are a little older Insha Allah.
    Well done Hajera and Team. I can’t wait to see more similar content in the near future.
    Jazaka Allah khier ☺

  21. 5 out of 5


    I’m absolutely loving reading this book to my boys! A must-have for families with lovely surprises on every page!

  22. 5 out of 5


    Alright folks, ready for a rave? I rarely do it, but every now and then something comes along that I can’t stop smiling about! This is, hands down, the best children’s Qur’anic storybook we own! Everything about this book is high quality, from the story, to the illustrations, to the quality of the paper. I know this book costs a little more than other Islamic books out there, but I’ll tell you why.. First, it’s a pop-up.. (And by the way the Pop-ups are pretty sturdy).. Secondly, it’s not JUST a book! In the back there are elephants printed on heavy white cardboard, ready for your kids to color and recreate the story of the elephant. Essentially, it’s a book and game all in one.. I am a HUGE supporter of books that help attach our children’s hearts to the Quran, but I’m also a fan of Islamic books that are exceptional.. THIS one is. It was given to us as a gift, and it has since become my go-to gift for others.. Support the sister who created this awesomeness (and read her story because it’s pretty inspiring).. I can’t wait to see what else she comes out with! @shade7_ ‪#‎ramadanwithkids‬ ‪#‎IslamicBooks‬

  23. 5 out of 5


    Beautiful gifts for kids.

  24. 5 out of 5


    My children very much enjoyed the book and we ended up giving it to my nephew as a present. He absolutely loves it and talks about it constantly.

  25. 5 out of 5


    My cousin received The Story of the Elephant as an Eid gift last year and I must say it is a fantastic gift. The use of imagery and colours are extremely appealing to children as well as the activities provided with the book. The Shade7 edition of The Story of the Elephant is more than just a book it is a learning experience, which helps children learn more about Islam in an engaging, fun and interactive way. Having the book as a popup also adds to the engagement of the book and makes the learning experience more enjoyable. It also helped my cousin develop his ability to read in English as well as his knowledge of Islam. The great thing about the book is that it is not just for Muslim children but is accessible to children from all different backgrounds, which was apparent when my cousin read the book with non-Muslim friends who also really enjoyed reading the book. This really is a beautiful book both in terms of style and content and I would recommend this as a gift for young children of all backgrounds. I’m looking forward to the next book Hajera.

  26. 5 out of 5


    Asslam o Alaikum,my 7 years old daughter have just got this wonderful book as a gift for starting her SALAH.MASHALLAH such a beautiful book and easy understand for children of her age.The explanation through pop up is great which is really helpful to make them understand the surah in detail.I personally love the KABA pop up.SUBHANALLAH great job.May ALLAH (SWT)accept your effort and bless you and you whole team.


  27. 5 out of 5


    It’s here…and it’s brilliant! My little nephew’s eyes lit up when he saw it. Highly recommended…go ahead and order it now, it will make a great Eid present for the most young to the older child.

  28. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    I wanted to buy a gift for my nephew – he is only 4 months old but already he is fascinated with colours and movement. This gift should keep him entertained for many years In shaa Allah – enjoying it’s vibrancy now and being educated through it’s words later.

  29. 5 out of 5


    What a wonderful story…I think more of us need to come out of our comfort zone and push ourselves to do something both different and beneficial to society as a whole. Hajera has clearly followed her heart, with great results with the will of Allah. May she continue to be blessed and have all the help she needs to continue with her dreams. Ameen

  30. 5 out of 5


    Excellent book! My daughters (6 &4) absolutely loved this book. I wish there were more islamic books like this, I enjoyed the book too. Recommend it to everyone… I congratulate the author and hope she publishes more similar type of books.

  31. 5 out of 5


    Given as a gift to my nephew, he and his parents loved the concept. Would highly recommend to my friends and family and will be purchasing many more for other neices and nephews. In Sha’Allah.

  32. 5 out of 5


    May Allah give you success in your work and allow you to publish more beneficial books. Hope you sell millions

  33. 5 out of 5


    i can’t wait to see the book, sure my kids will love it insha allah

  34. 5 out of 5


    Excellent book! The story was wonderful, the pictures were colorful and creative! Great and educational book for children. My three year old loved the pop-ups! Very well made book, would recommend it to everyone I know!

  35. 5 out of 5


    I just wanted to say jazakh Allahu khair! I received the book today and it is lovely! My 3 and half year old daughter, husband, and I, sat down and read it as a family and thoroughly enjoyed it.


  36. 5 out of 5


    I was so glad that I followed a friends recommendation to buy this book – it is ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE and amazing to think it was hand made; it is so detailed with vibrant colours and pop-ups like I’ve never seen before! It really brings the story to life and makes it such a unique book. I think it’s an excellent choice for a gift as it is the type of book that will last a lifetime and provide a never ending supply of entertainment. Couldn’t of been more happy with this purchase and will certainly be keeping an eye out for future releases!

  37. 5 out of 5


    So we’ve finally got our hands on this wonderfully crafted and written Muslim pop-up book, thank you very much! We all love it and can’t seem to put it down. Would love to see a series of these. I’ll have to admit it was a learning experience for me as a mom as well. Jazakum Allah khair. Great work Hajera Memon

  38. 5 out of 5


    Beautiful book – well thought out and excellent finishing. Well written. Educational whilst interactive. A great buy for young children, especially as a gift 🙂 Well done Shade 7!

  39. 5 out of 5


    A truly amazing book, read to my children then they read back to me.

    “Best book I have ever seen. Really love it. Love the story, the colours and really love the pop ups” said my daughter (age 8)

    I really believe that every household with young children should have this book.

    Thank you Shade 7

  40. 5 out of 5


    An outstanding book written with so much passion, thought and care. Colourful, vibrant, bald, detailed and quality all the way through in such a way that makes you live in the moment. Thumbs up to an amazing book and can’t wait for more to come!!!

  41. 5 out of 5


    My little one loves it!

  42. 5 out of 5


    When I showed my wife the book she exclaimed it was “one of those awesome books I wish I had as a child”! Congratulations on an excellent publication.

  43. 5 out of 5


    “IPG Young Independent Publisher of The Year 2015” Hajera Memon of Shade 7 Publishing is shortlisted for her single-handed start-up of a new company and its educational pop-up book about Islam. Having sought crowdfunding for her initial costs, she has tenaciously pursued sales both in the UK and abroad, run impressive marketing on a shoestring and lined up ambitious future publishing. Hajera is trying to define and drive a whole new market—this is ambitious and innovative publishing.

  44. 5 out of 5


    “The Alison Morrison Diversity Award” – Shade 7 Publishing has been a supporter of diversity and understanding since launching with its first title, a children’s pop-up book with a story adopted from the Quran. Judges liked the way it had fostered appreciation of Islam in a creative way, and noted the educational material that Shade 7 has compiled to support the book in schools. Shade 7 has worked hard to raise awareness of Islamic faith—something that is more important than ever.

  45. 5 out of 5


    My children absolutely loved your book, they didn’t want to leave the story when it was time to go to school this morning!!! Absolutely fab, can’t wait for the next one, will be telling all my family and friends about it xx

  46. 5 out of 5


    Excellent quality, beautiful story and great fun for the kids! Both children are awe-struck by the pop ups 🙂 Recommended!

  47. 5 out of 5


    What a wonderful piece of work. The book is done amazingly well and its very apparent the immense amount of thought and hard work gone into it. My children love the book specially for its interactiveness. it really helps to ignite the imagination of a child. Above all makes story telling easy for the parent 🙂

  48. 5 out of 5


    I love this book because I like the way the story is described. I enjoy looking at the pop ups and doing the various activities eg. When you pull the tabs. It makes it more fun to read and understand the story. It is a special book that I got from my grandparents for Eid, and it is a book that I can read over and over again!

  49. 5 out of 5


    This is truly a revolutionary product. Traditionally, it has been very difficult for non-native Arabic speakers to connect with the Qur’an because of a language barrier. Masha’Allah, the Story of the Elephant has inspired me to connect with the Qur’an on a more deeper level. It takes the Tafsir of Surat Fil and presents it as an engaging story that’s fun to read and easy to understand. I am super grateful to the Shade7 Team for making such an amazing product and helping me learn and understand the Qur’an in a fun and highly addictive manner.

  50. 5 out of 5


    Finding a product that sparks the interest of a child is difficult. This book portrays a positive energy around the concept of education. The amazing illustrations, colors and creativity are very engaging! I find myself constantly flipping through the pages with my baby cousins. I can’t wait to see the other products!!! This is the beginning of teaching Islam in an artistic way!

  51. 5 out of 5


    Very good book! My son (7) loves to read it. He’s studying Qu’ran and Islam and knows this story. The pop-up book helps bring this all to life, something which hasn’t been really taken seriously for Islamic picture books. My daughter (5) also enjoys it, in particular the additional activities. Well done on helping bring Islamic stories to life for our children.

  52. 5 out of 5


    My daughter absolutely loves the book and has been reading it over and over again. She has actually said, this is the most precious book she has ever got and would like to hand it down to her own daughter one day! This just goes to show what an impact your book has on children 🙂

  53. 5 out of 5


    Assalamwalaikum. I have just bought your beautiful book the story of the elephant from my local book shop. It’s such a unique book which is perfect for developing children. As I teacher I quickly chose it as I knew it was very stimulating and interactive. I was wondering/hoping if you are making more books like this? I can’t wait and would love to hear details of upcoming projects.

    Jazakallah khair for your efforts and may Allah reward you greatly for giving our children an Islamic alternative that is just as beautiful and inspiring.

  54. 5 out of 5


    My littlun got her book last week! She may not be able to read yet (or talk) but she loved the bright colours and pop-up images. Even the adults were excited to see it and learn about the story from Surah Fil.

    A big thank you to Shade 7 Limited and to Hajera for your generosity and hard work in creating the title – look forward to seeing many more in the future inshaAllah!

  55. 5 out of 5


    This review was posted on and is an independent review.

    The Story of the Elephant pop-up book is truly unique. From its highly textured illustrations which draw the reader into the pages, to the pop-up features and interactive flaps and tabs, reading The Story of the Elephant takes you deep into the world of the year of the Prophet’s SAW birth, which is known as the Year of the Elephants.
    This book brings to life the story of Abraha, the Yemeni king, and his plan to destroy the Ka’ba. The story is well known, however this book will open up the imagination of young readers and allow them to understand the story from an even younger age. By using such creative techniques, the author and illustrator have created a book, which can be used as a medium for deeper understanding of the issues that faced the Prophet’s SAW grandfather at that time. The miracles sent down by Allah, such as the kneeling elephant and the army of birds are recreated in a way that will amaze children.
    Also included are a short quiz at the back of the book as well a lovely activity envelope which includes a map and a press-out Ka’ba and elephant army, which children can use to recreate the event; a unique way to reinforce the concepts learnt.

    We absolutely love this book. It has fascinated my Little Muslims from the time we unpacked the boxes! Our favourite part – the kneeling elephant!!

  56. 5 out of 5


    Absolutely Outstanding!!!
    25 July 2014
    The first of it’s kind. A remarkable product which is not only a unique pop-up book of it’s kind but a whole project itself which brings the story to life. An excellent, fun and creative way of learning for children and adults alike. That’s the way forward. You surely won’t know what you are missing out on unless you own one yourself. A must-buy! It’s brings on big smiles on the readers faces.

  57. 5 out of 5


    I initially discovered this book at a course I attended recently. Even before I had gotten home I begged husband to order it NOW just in case it sold out!. The illustrations in here are beautiful, the colours vibrant and the pop up art is like no other pop up book we’ve ever used. I particularly love the dua hands…what a beautiful sentiment.

    Although our baby boy is a few years from reading this, we as adults have immensely enjoyed reading it and using the different interfaces as the story unfolds. It is a JOY to read and discover each page, the pop up art, the flaps, the moving objects. The illustrations have so much depth, colour and vibrancy that one can almost imagine being in the middle of the arabian desert or under its starry sky.The interactive map and board at the end gives the reader another dimension to engage with and I can easily see this becoming a household favourite as families enact the story told!

    I would have no hesitation is buying this for a friend or loved one!!
    We are both (and grandparents) suitably impressed and look forward (with eager excitement) for your next release!!
    May your efforts grow and be rewarded abundantly!

  58. 5 out of 5


    An absolutely beautiful, carefully designed, and very inclusive book. We are always looking for the latest content and materials to help teach our children more about Islam and give them a good start in life, this book is a wonderful way to introduce the Quran to little ones from any background. My 3 year old loves his new bed time routine now and hasn’t failed to ask for his ‘Elephant Book’ once since it’s arrived 🙂 .. Honored to have been given the opportunity to be apart of your journey and can’t wait to see what Allah has in store for Shade7Publishing in the future inshAllah 🙂

  59. 5 out of 5


    My darling Hajera…… I became a little overwhelmed yesterday when I actually got a thorough insight to your beautiful book The Story of the Elephant…. as I was reading to my nephews and nieces yesterday on the blessed day of Eid….the intricate hand crafted detail on the Kaaba was beautiful the pop ups were inspiring and delightful….my nieces and nephews did not want to part with your book it touched my heart to see their faces light up with sheer delight and their smiles as each pop up was a enjoyable surprise for them all I have to say hats off to you a grand achievement! A great introduction to the Quran the best guidance in the world to tease and to draw the child’s mind to discover the Quran in an interactive fun way………Inshallah through your book they will form an attachment to the Quran and will relate the story generations to come! All I have to say Hajera thank you so much for coming into my life and sharing this amazing discovery with my nephews, nieces and I…. they can’t thank you enough!

  60. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Beautifully illustrated, the pictures are detailed. Love the pop up bird and Ka’aba the most!
    Worth the wait, need to buy some more as presents!
    It was an Eid present but I let my daughter have it as a Ramadan present instead, couldn’t wait to let her enjoy it.

    When and what is the next one? Can’t wait. Well done Hajera and team!


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